What we like
Situated in a gated, residential complex of Iztapa (only a seven-minute drive from the marina), bordering a saltwater canal that leads to the Pacific, Sailfish Oasis offers comfortable, all-inclusive accommodations, first-class service and delicious food and drink in a gorgeous setting that promotes relaxation and mingling with fellow anglers.
Capt. Chris “Kiwi” van Leeuwen and his wife, Liz, are the lodge owners. Originally from New Zealand, Chris is a seasoned big-game captain who has fished many of the world’s best billfish destinations and came to Guatemala in 2002 to run Classic and Coyote, part of the fabled fleet at the now defunct Fins and Feathers Lodge. After discovering the incredible potential of the local waters, he decided to stay and start his own operation.
In 2009, Chris and Liz opened Sailfish Oasis and assembled a terrific staff that works hard to ensure you enjoy your stay to the fullest. Chilled cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a refreshing swim in the pool await guests after their days out on the water. The poolside bar is well stocked, has satellite TV so you won’t miss the big game, and there’s always a friendly bartender ready to mix your favorite cocktail to perfection.